Sunday, January 5, 2014

Go For a Walk If It Is Not Too Dark

Go For a Walk If It Is Not Too Dark

Go for a walk if it is not too dark.
Get some fresh air; try to smile.

Say something kind to a safe-looking stranger,
if one happens by.

Always exercise your heart’s knowing.
You might as well attempt something
real along this path of life:

Let tenderness pour from your eyes
the way the sun gazes warmly on the earth.

Take your spouse or your lover into your arms
the way you did when you first met.

Play a game with children.
Extend yourself to a friend.
Sing a few songs to your pets and plants.

Whisper, “I love you! I love you!”

to the whole world.

          Life will contain an infinite number of paths and possibilities. Usually the objective (if one could reduce it to such a word) of romance is to create joy (be that in the form of anticipation, fun, playfulness, sharing, thoughtfulness, etc.). If we applied this same prinicple to our relationship with the world, love would most definitely increase.
          The Native American Indians of the Tohono O’odham Nation of Southern Arizona had a symbol of life called “The Man In The Maze”. The symbol depicts a human figure at the entrance of a maze that has only one path, which includes all of the happiness, sadness, successes, experiences, choices, lessons, etc. we will encounter in life’s journey. The center is your goal in life. There is a dream at the center and you reach the dream when you get to the middle of the maze. Upon reaching the center of the maze you have one final opportunity to look back at your path, before the Sun God greets you, blesses you, and passes you into the next world.

Man In The Maze, Symbol of Life 
Tohono O'odham Nation 

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